Nigeria Records No New COVID-19 Death, Nine More People Recover

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A photo of beds at one of the isolation centres in Lagos. Photo: Twitter

No new person has died from complications related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Sunday.

In a late-night tweet, the NCDC which is responsible for the management of disease outbreaks in the country noted that the nation’s death toll from COVID-19 stood at 2,060.

As Nigeria steps up effort to administer the vaccines to people in various states, the country has continued to see low figures of new cases.

According to the health agency, 57 new cases were recorded in six states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The highest number of fresh infections was reported in the FCT which had 20, followed by Lagos and Bayelsa where 19 and seven more cases were recorded.

Similarly, Kaduna confirmed four new cases, and the duo of Rivers and Osun reported three more infections while Jigawa had one.

As of 8:30am on Monday, Nigeria has a total of 163,793 confirmed cases of COVID-19 with 154,107 discharged, following the recovery of additional nine people.

While the country has tested a total of 1,803,177 samples for COVID-19, 7,626 cases are still active.

As of Tuesday last week, a total of 964,387 eligible people have taken their first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) which is spearheading the exercise noted that the figure was compiled from the system dashboard of the Electronic Management of Immunisation Data (EMID).

See the breakdown of COVID-19 figures in Nigeria, according to states below:

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States Affected No. of Cases (Lab Confirmed) No. of Cases (on admission) No. Discharged No. of Deaths
Lagos 57,969 540 56,990 439
FCT 19,723 479 19,080 164
Plateau 9,030 6 8,967 57
Kaduna 8,989 32 8,892 65
Rivers 6,999 43 6,855 101
Oyo 6,838 209 6,506 123
Edo 4,893 9 4,699 185
Ogun 4,621 1 4,571 49
Kano 3,930 25 3,795 110
Ondo 3,226 1,083 2,080 63
Kwara 3,120 251 2,814 55
Delta 2,617 802 1,744 71
Osun 2,553 35 2,466 52
Nasarawa 2,378 1,992 373 13
Enugu 2,259 257 1,973 29
Katsina 2,097 14 2,049 34
Gombe 2,034 4 1,986 44
Ebonyi 2,017 20 1,965 32
Anambra 1,909 64 1,826 19
Akwa Ibom 1,810 90 1,706 14
Abia 1,683 16 1,645 22
Imo 1,655 26 1,592 37
Bauchi 1,540 8 1,515 17
Borno 1,337 99 1,200 38
Benue 1,188 575 591 22
Adamawa 1,051 745 274 32
Niger 930 913 17
Taraba 910 24 864 22
Bayelsa 878 29 823 26
Ekiti 868 15 842 11
Sokoto 775 1 746 28
Jigawa 527 26 485 16
Kebbi 450 42 392 16
Cross River 385 10 357 18
Yobe 365 49 307 9
Zamfara 234 5 221 8
Kogi 5 3 2

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